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HOW DOES IT WORK?

In Spanish, the past perfect tense is formed by


using the imperfect tense of the auxiliary verb
"haber" with the past participle. Haber is
conjugated as follows:
haba
habas
haba
habamos
habais
haban

The past perfect tense


Look at this sentence .

I had eaten my breakfast


before I went to school.

How is the past perfect


formed?
Had + un verbo en pasado
participio y luego un sujeto y un
verbo en pasado
Ali had played football before he
went back home.

Look at this example.


After he had taken
his music lesson,
he made a telephone call.

What had Ali done before he


went fishing?

Ali had repaired


his car,

before he went fishing.

La llave para entender es :


despus de la palabra after y as
soon as vendr un pasado
perfecto

after
as

soon as{had+PP}Past simple

After she had eaten her food


As soon she had eaten her food

La clave es : cuando va la palabra before o by the time ,


debe seguir un tiempo verbal en pasado

before
{past simple}+
By the time
Before I ATE MY FOOD

PASADO PERFECTO

I HAD GONE TO THE SUPERMARKET

USOS .
We use the past perfect to
talk about an action which
happened before another
action in the

past

Make similar sentences using after and before.

Finish work-watch TV

After I had finished


work ,I watched TV
Before I watched TV ,I
had finished my work.

Make similar sentences using by the time and as


soon as

Eat breakfast-go to school

By the time I went to school,I


had eaten my breakfast.
As soon as I had eaten my
breakfast,I went to school

Make similar sentences using by the time and as


soon as

Police arrive-thief escape

By the time the police


arrived,the thief had escaped.
As soon as the thief had
escaped ,the police arrived.

So it is correct to say:
After he had finished the
meeting ,he made a
telephone call.

Before he made a
telephone call ,he had
finished the meeting.

PALABRAS USADAS EN EL
PASADO PERFECTO

AS SOON AS
BY THE TIME
AFTER
BEFORE
WHEN